Friday, February 22, 2019

Vintage Pink Polyester

Hello Refashion Co-op. I found this pretty pink polyester dress at a clothes swap. It was hand-made a long time ago. It was very thick heavy polyester. It had a nice soft lining in the bodice but the sleeves were scratchy.

The first thing I did was make a V-neck to open up the dress and make it more comfortable. 

I also decided to make 3/4 length sleeves. I thought that would help make it more comfortable and make the pink less overwhelming. It just seemed like A LOT of pink.
 I still didn't love it.

I decided to make the dress sleeveless. I didn't like the sleeves, why keep them?

Now this little dress I really liked. It was so much more comfortable and I don't feel lost in a sea of pink polyester anymore.

Thanks for reading along, for more pictures and details go to I Can Work With That.


whatthesew said...

I'm so glad you saved this hand made vintage dress. I often see this type of item in charity shops but like yours, the fabric is that awful scratchy stuff. I like your method of refashioning, one step at a time and see how that looks, best way to be sure you preserve most of the garment but end up with something wearable.

Marisa Glied said...

Oh! It's so cute!


Valerie said...

Cute and one of a kind! Good find and fix.

Chickie WU said...

Thanks for the comments ladies!